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My 6 month old never been rained on 2009AVL, 3500 miles, has recently started blowing the main fuse whenever I reach my destination, work, coffeeshop, parts store etc.  It blows when I prepare to shut it off., or immediately on startup....stumped.  It still has the original black box,not the new green one.  Any suggestions?   Matt


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Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 02:53:52 am
If I were to make a guess it sounds like something in your ignition switch is somehow making contact with the frame or a ground wire when it is rotated between the ON and the OFF position?

On my UCE there isn't a ground wire connected to the switches but if there was somehow a point where one of the internal contacts touched the outer case, that could work as a ground path.

You might try removing the ignition switch so it is not contacting any part of the bike (except for its wires) and then try running it thru the OFF/ON cycles and see if the fuse still blows.
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Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 08:08:56 am
Is there any movement in the ignition switch when you turn the key?

Maybe the terminals are shorting?
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Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 12:23:01 pm
My guess is that there is a rub/ short in the harness on the right side of the stearing head.    When you put it on the side stand it turns the next just right and pop.   Or something.
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